Arneson Surface Drives Offer Performance With Reliability

—Literature Available— Arneson Marine, Inc., Corte Madera, Calif., are the manufacturers of a state-of-the-art marine propulsion system, Arneson Surface Drives, which utilizes surface piercing propellers to provide propulsion for all craft from 16 to 150 feet. Increasingly popular with builders intent on achieving outstanding performance with reliability, Arneson Surface Drives (ASD) have found particular favor with government, defense and commercial operators around the world. Arneson Marine offers eight basic sizes of the propulsion systems (ASD-6, -8, -10, -12, -14, -16 and -18) differentiated by input torque capacity (See Specification Chart). Production ASD units are available for use with gas, diesel and gas turbines up to approximately 5,000 hp.

According to a recently published brochure from the company, Arneson Surface Drives offer several propulsion advantages for all types of vessels. Some of the advantages listed include: higher top speed and increased efficiency; excellent maneuverability and steering control; flexibility of engine placement; minimum noise and vibration; easy "inthe- water" propeller changes; and ease of installation and alignment. Arneson Marine has expanded their performance line to include drop-center versions of the models ASD-8 and ASD-10. These units are available in 10-inch and 16-inch offsets, and with several integral reduction ratios, in lightweight cast aluminum or sturdy manganese bronze. ASD's surface-piercing propulsion technology provides efficient use of engine horsepower and eliminates the drag of underwater gear.

The California-based manufacturer has distributors worldwide in such countries as Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the U.K. Additionally, Craig W. Dorsey, president of Arneson Marine, Inc., recently announced the signing of an agreement with Second Effort Performance Products, Inc., which will transfer their surface drive manufacturing capability to AMI for an undisclosed amount. The agreement includes all inventory, patterns and tooling for Second Effort Models 1050 and 1600 surface drives.

Arneson Marine is offering a free brochure fully detailing the performance and reliability of their ASD marine propulsion systems. For a free copy,

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